• Melissa Layton is a custom maternity, newborn, baby, children and family photographer located in Harleysville, Pennsylvania and serves both Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the surrounding areas including Lansdale, Skippack, Pottstown, Hatfield and beyond. Her residential studio is located just one mile off the Lansdale exit on the Pennsylvania turnpike.

Baby Talia, 2 months old | West Lawn, PA Newborn Photographer

I got to see little Talia when she was 2 months old, and boy, is she a cutie! I’d already met Mom and Dad when Talia’s big brother Dre was born, so it was fun to see the growing family back together again. Last time around, with Dre, we had quite a struggle with the little man—he was already several weeks old. But this time, Mom and Dad pre-booked (something I STRONGLY advise), so we started off on the right foot!

We were able to get some great shots with Talia and her big brother—what a cute family! Talia slept well, so we were also able to get some “must have” shots for Mom—the curled up shot with the teal lacy scarf and the Mom and baby image.

We worked hard to get that overhead Mom and baby shot! Little Talia is adorable, but such a tinkler!!! Mom’s hair narrowly escaped the mess, but my Flokati rug was not so fortunate. Luckily, the mess was all worth it.:)

Thanks, Nancy & Andre, for coming back to see me and allowing me to share in these precious moments as your family grows! Your family is so wonderful, and I hope to see all four of you again soon.

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Thank you so much to Talia’s mom and dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session.  If you are looking for a West Lawn PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out!  If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns!  It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter!  It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Chance, 8 years old | Meadowbrook PA Child Photographer

This is handsome Mr. Chance. I know you see a lot of little ones on the blog, but I photograph children of all ages, and Chase was a refreshing 8-year-old. He came into the studio because Mom wanted him to get some “non-traditional” First Communion pictures.

I first met this family when Chance’s big sister was around the same age, and we captured some great shots of her in her Communion gown. Now it was time to add Chance to the wall with a handsome portrait. I have to say: Chance was just the most polite, handsome little man—and that smile!  I teased him that he should be a model :) The session was effortless, and I love the gallery. I think we nailed it.

Do you have an older child you would like to capture during a special time in their lives? I love photographing kids of all ages and would be happy to talk to you!

 

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Thank you so much to Chance’s mom and dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session.  If you are looking for a Meadowbrook PA Child Photographer, be sure to check me out!  If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns!  It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter!  It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Baby Brianna, 5 days young | Upper Darby PA Newborn Photographer

Little Brianna came to me five days after she was born at Bryn Mawr Hospital—and just before my summer vacation! I laughed about it, of course; I think babies come with radar for when I want to take time off! But Brianna was so adorable that it was worth it!

Brianna had her first pediatrician appointment just before she came to see me, so the session started considerably later than my usual newborn session. We worked hard all the way through this session (lots of cuddling and rocking—the best kind of hard work!) with this little bundle, until, in the end, Brianna let us all know she’d had enough. (It had been a long day for her!) After that, we all surrendered and called it a day.

After my vacation, Mom and Dad came back with Brianna, and we got some great family shots! Mom told me how much those family images mean to her, so I’m glad we decided to come back for a second session. It’s important to have those memories and images!

I liked the colors we used for this session: pinks, pale greens, and creams. Mom especially liked the tiny tutu—she had put in a special request to use it, since she was a ballerina herself since she was 5 years old. The tiny ballerina shot was a “must have” for her.

Jason & Alissa, thank you so much for letting me share these beautiful family moments with you—and for coming back after vacation for a second round! I loved meeting your family and hope to see all three of you again soon!
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Thank you so much to Brianna’s mom and dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session.  If you are looking for an Upper Darby PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out!  If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns!  It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter!  It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Mason, 6 months old | Phoenixville PA Child Photographer

What can I say about Mason? He is one fun little guy, so happy and so cute. I mean, seriously—sooo stinking cute. And at six months, he’s only getting cuter, even if he’s starting to be more of a mover and getting all over the place! He kept grinning at me and crawling towards me!

I knew Mom would just flip over the little tan bow tie set I’d bought. I was waiting for the right client to use this outfit, and Mason was perfect! Those images turned out just the way I wanted them to, and maybe even cuter!

Mom really had her heart set on the tan and blue leggings. (They’re a favorite for my moms with boys—they always pick those no matter how many options I give them!) I have to admit that I love those leggings, too.  Tan and blue – such a classic choice for boys.  It really pulls the blue in Mason’s eyes as well.

I liked the images in the bucket, but boy, did Mason give me the “stink eye” when we put him in there! We got him to giggle by being silly, singing and dancing, so I think he forgave me anyway!:)He was so good we even did some bonus images on my boat. I’d been meaning to do this set-up with a 6-month-old, and it was so fun to see how at prop used at different ages gives the shoot a totally different look.

Mason, you were so much fun to play with! I can’t wait for your next session, little man!

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Thank you so much to Mason’s mom and dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session.  If you are looking for a Phoenixville PA Child Photographer, be sure to check me out!  If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns!  It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this fall!  It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Norah, 18 days young | Conshohocken PA Newborn Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet little love bug, Norah Grace, 18 days after she was born at Abington Hospital. At 18 days, Norah was a tad older than most of my newborns, but she was a trooper! She had so much hair! I love a baby with hair—my boys were both baldies until they were almost 2 years old! She was so much fun, even if sometimes Norah just wanted to visit with me instead of taking pictures (aka WIDE AWAKE).

I really liked the series on the grey backdrop. Mom asked for gray, pink, and white/cream colors to compliment Norah’s nursery, and they turned out so well. I love gray on a little girl—so classy!

Mom talked about her pregnancy, especially finding out Norah was a girl:
“My husband and I found out that she was a girl at week 18. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I knew it was a girl. I felt it with every fiber of my being. My husband was so afraid at the anatomy ultrasound that if they told us it was a boy I would cry. We had her name picked out for weeks ahead but could not agree on a boy name. I refused to pick a boy’s name out until they told us it was a boy. And as a result, we never had to come up with one!”

And it turns out Mom wasn’t the only one hoping for a little girl:
“We revealed the gender to our families through a cake on Christmas Eve. No one knew that we knew the gender. So when we walked into dinner with a cake, everyone was so surprised and so excited. Norah is the first girl grandchild on my side of the family—today we have 5 boys. So needless to say, everyone was so thrilled to hear we were having a girl!”

The session was fun to do with the whole family. At first, Mom was the only one at the studio, but Dad was able to get work off to come by for a special session so we could do family shots another day. I was so glad they were able to come together like that—I know they will treasure these memories!

Maura & Dan, thank you so much for sharing these special memories with me! It was so fun to do this session with your whole family, and I hope to see all of you again soon.

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Thank you so much to Norah’s mom and dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session.  If you are looking for a Conshohocken PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out!  If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns!  It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this fall!  It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!